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Friday Sermon | خطبہ جمعہ | March 1, 2019



Friday Sermon | خطبہ جمعہ | March 1, 2019

Friday Sermon | خطبہ جمعہ | March 1, 2019

Friday Sermon – Khalifatul Masih V – Mirza Masroor Ahmad – Year 2019

Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah I bear witness that Muhammad (saw) is the Messenger of Allah.

I bear witness that Muhammad (saw) is the Messenger of Allah. Come to Prayer, Come to Prayer Come to success, Come to success Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. There is none worthy of worship except Allah. Peace be upon you all,

I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah He is alone and has no partner and I bear witness that Muhammad (saw) is His Servant and Messenger After this I seek refuge with Allah from Satan the accursed. In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.

All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all the worlds. The Gracious, the Merciful. Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee alone do we worship and Thee alone do we implore for help. Guide us in the right path – The path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings,

Those who have not incurred displeasure, and those who have not gone astray. As this series of narrating the accounts or various aspects of the lives of the companions of The Holy Prophet (saw), who participated in the Battle of Badr continues, today, I will speak about a few more Companions.

The first is Hazrat Khauli Bin Abi Khauli. Hazrat Khauli participated in all of the battles alongside The Holy Prophet (saw) including the Battles of Badr and Uhud. Abu Ma’shar and Muhammad Bin Umar state that Hazrat Khauli participated in the Battle of Badr along with his son. However, they have not named the son.

Another historian, Muhammad Bin Ishaq states that, “Hazrat Khauli participated in the Battle of Badr “along with his brother Malik Bin Abi Khauli.” According to another narration, Hazrat Khauli’s two brothers, Hazrat Hilal Bin Abi Khawali and Hazrat Abdullah Bin Abi Khawali also participated in the Battle of Badr.

Hazrat Khauli passed away during the period of the Khilafat of Hazrat Umar. The second Companion is Hazrat Rafe’ Bin al-Mu’alla. Hazrat Rafe’ Bin Mu’alla belonged to the Banu Habib branch of the Khazraj tribe. His mother’s name was Idaam Bint ‘Auf. The Holy Prophet (saw) established a bond of brotherhood between Hazrat Rafe’

And Hazrat Safwan Bin Baidhaa. Both of these companions participated in the Battle of Badr. According to some narrations, both of them were martyred during the Battle of Badr. According to one narration, Hazrat Safwan Bin Baidaa was not martyred during the Battle of Badr.

Musa Bin ‘Uqba narrates that both Hazrat Rafe’ as well as his brother Hazrat Hilal Bin Mu’alla participated in the Battle of Badr. Hazrat Rafe’ was martyred by Ikrama Bin Abu Jahl during the Battle of Badr. The next Companion is Hazrat Zush-Shimalain Humair Bin ‘Abdi ‘Amr.

His real name was ‘Umair and his title was Abu Muhammad. Ibn Hisham states that he was referred to as Zush-Shimalain but that was not his name. This was a title given to him because because he used to utilise his left hand more.

According to another narration, he was able to utilise both of his hands equally. Hence, he was also referred to as Zul Yadain. He belonged to the tribe of Banu Quza’ah and he was a confederate of Banu Zuhrah. When Hazrat Umair migrated to Medina from from Mecca,

He stayed at Hazrat Sa’ad Bin Khaisama’s house . The Holy Prophet (saw) established a bond of brotherhood between him and Yazid Bin Haris. Both of these companions were martyred during the Battle of Badr. As just mentioned, he was martyred during the Battle of Badr and he was martyred by Usama Joshami.

He was 30 years of age at the time of his martyrdom. The name of Abu Usama Joshami instead of Usama Joshami is recorded in Tabaqat al-Kubra as the person who killed him. The next Companion is to be mentioned is Hazrat Rafe’ Bin Yazid.

According to one narration, his name has been recorded as Rafe’ Bin Zaid. Hazrat Rafe’ Bin Yazid belonged to the Banu Zuhoor Bin Abdul Ash-Hal branch of the Aus tribe of the Ansar. Hazrat Rafe’s mother, Aqrab Bint Mu’az was the sister of the famous companion Hazrat Sa’ad Bin Mu’az.

Two of the sons of Hazrat Rafe’ were Usaid and Abdur Rahman. Their mother’s name was Aqrab Bint Salamah. Hazrat Rafe’ participated in the Battles of Badr and Uhud. According to one narration, he was traveling on the camel of Saeed Bin Zaid on the day of the Battle of Badr.

He was martyred during the Battle of Uhud. The next Companion to be mentioned is Hazrat Zakwan bin ‘Abd-i-Qais (ra). His title was Abu Sabuh. Hazrat Zakwan belonged to the branch of Banu Zuraiq of the Khazraj tribe from among the Ansar. His title was Abu Sabuh.

He participated in the first as well as the second Bai’at [pledge of initiation] at Aqabah. One of the aspects that stands out in relation to him and is worth mentioning is that he migrated from Medina and went to The Holy Prophet (saw) in Mecca.

The Holy Prophet (saw) was still in Mecca at that time. He was called an Ansari Muhajir. He migrated to Mecca to be with The Holy Prophet (saw) and stayed in Mecca for some time. He participated in the Battles of Badr and Uhud and attained the status of martyrdom

During the battle of Uhud and he was martyred by Abu Hakam bin Akhnas. Hazrat Zakwan bin ‘Abd-i-Qais is called an Ansari Muhajir. ‘Allama Ibn Sa’d writes in Tabaqat Al-Kubra that, “When the Muslims migrated towards Medina “at the time of migration, the Quraish became extremely upset.

“They were extremely angry at the young men who had already migrated and left. “A group of Ansar pledged initiation to The Holy Prophet (saw) during the second pledge at ‘Aqabah “and following this, they returned to Medina. “When the first migrants from Mecca reached Quba, these Ansar went to The Holy Prophet (saw)

“in Mecca and migrated to Medina alongside his companions. “Therefore, they were known as the Ansari Muhajireen. “Hazrat Zakwan bin ‘Abd-i-Qais, Hazrat ‘Uqba bin Wahab, Hazrat ‘Abbas bin ‘Ubada “and Hazrat Ziad bin Labid were amongst these companions known as the Ansari Muhajireen.

“Following this, all of the Muslims migrated to Medina, apart from The Holy Prophet (saw), “Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) and Hazrat Ali (ra) as well as those who were caught up in the in the unrest, “those who were kept in captivity and those who were ill or weak [also remained in Mecca].”

Suhail bin Abi Salih narrates that, “When The Holy Prophet (saw) set forth towards Uhud, “he pointed into a direction and addressed his companions saying, ‘Who will go to that particular location?’ “A Companion from Bani Zuraiq, Hazrat Zakwan bin ‘Abd-i-Qais Abu Sabuh stood up and said,

‘O Prophet (saw) of Allah! I will go there.’ “The Holy Prophet (saw) enquired as to who he was and Hazrat Zakwan replied, ‘I am Zakwan bin ‘Abd-i-Qais.’ “Following this, The Holy Prophet (saw) told him to take a seat “and The Holy Prophet (saw) repeated this three times.

“After this, The Holy Prophet (saw) said, ‘You should go to such and such place.’ “Upon this, Hazrat Zakwan bin ‘Abd-i-Qais said, ‘O Prophet of Allah (saw)! ‘I will most certainly go there!’ “Thereafter, The Holy Prophet (saw) said, ‘Whoever wishes to see an individual, who will be walking in the verdant gardens

‘of heaven tomorrow, should look towards this person.’ “After this, Hazrat Zakwan started went to say farewell to his family. “His wives and daughters said to him, ‘Are you leaving us?’ “He took his garment out of their hands, “and walked a little away from them and then turning towards them said,

‘We will now meet on the Day of Judgement.’ “Following this, he attained the status of martyrdom during the Battle of Uhud. “On the day of Uhud, The Holy Prophet (saw) inquired of his Companions (ra) “if anyone had any knowledge regarding Zakwan bin ‘Abd-i-Qais. “Hazrat Ali (ra) replied, ‘O Prophet (saw) of Allah!

‘I saw a horseman chasing Zakwan until he reached near him and was saying that ‘if he [i.e. Hazrat Zakwan] survived today, then he will not be able to survive. ‘And so, he attacked Hazrat Zakwan, who was on foot, and martyred him.’

“Hazrat Ali (ra) further said that he attacked him whilst saying, ‘Look, I am Ibn Ilaaj.’ “Hazrat Ali (ra) says that he then attacked him and struck his sword on his leg, “cutting it off from the middle of his thigh. “Following this, he pulled him off the horse and killed him.

“Hazrat Ali says that he saw that the attacker Abu Al-Hakam bin Akhnas.” The next Companion to be mentioned is Hazrat Khawad bin Jubair Ansari. His title was ‘Abdullah as well as Abu Salih. Hazrat Khawad belonged to the tribe of Banu Tha’labah. Hazrat Khawad bin Jubair was the brother of Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Jubair.

Hazrat Abdullah bin Jubair was the one who was appointed by The Holy Prophet (saw) during the Battle of Uhud to protect the valley along with fifty archers. Hazrat Khawad was of moderate height. He passed away in Medina in 40 A.H., at the age of 74.

According to one narration, his age at the time of his demise was 94. He used to dye his hair with henna and indigo leaves. Hazrat Khawad also departed along with The Holy Prophet (saw) for the Battle of Badr, however on the way, he sustained an injury from a sharp corner of a stone

And so The Holy Prophet (saw) sent him back to Medina. Nevertheless, The Holy Prophet (saw) included him in the spoils of the Battle of Badr. Thus, it was as if he too was counted among those individuals, who participated in the Battle of Badr. He participated alongside The Holy Prophet (saw) in all battles,

Including the Battles of Uhud and Khandaq. Hazrat Khawad relates, “We once stopped at a place “called Marr-e-Zahran along with The Holy Prophet (saw).” He continues, “I came out of my tent and saw some women talking. “Seeing this, I became interested. “Hence, I went back, put on a cloak and sat beside them.

“He disguised himself and sat down there in order to hear what the women were saying. “In the meanwhile, The Holy Prophet (saw) came out of his tent. “When I saw The Holy Prophet (saw), I became scared and I said to The Holy Prophet (saw) that,

‘My camel had run away and that I was looking for it.’ “I immediately stood up and said this. “The Holy Prophet (saw) carried on walking and I followed him. “The Holy Prophet (saw) gave me the cloak he was wearing “and went into an area of bushes to answer the call of nature.

“Thereafter, he performed the ablution and returned. “Drops of water were falling from his beard onto his chest. “Following this, The Holy Prophet (saw) in a light hearted manner asked me, ‘O ‘Abdullah! What did the camel do?’” Now, since the camel was not lost and The Holy Prophet (saw) realised that

He was merely sitting there in order to listen to the discussion which was not appropriate, “but nevertheless, we set off again. “Following this, whenever The Holy Prophet (saw) met me, he would say Salam to me and ask that, ‘O Abu ‘Abdullah! What did the camel do?’

“When this began to happen and The Holy Prophet (saw) “would continuously say this to me “in a light hearted manner, I started to hide myself in Medina “and would no longer go to the mosque and the gatherings of The Holy Prophet (saw).

“After quite some time, I went to the mosque and stood up for prayer. “The Holy Prophet (saw) also came out of his residence “and offered two Rak’as [units] of prayer. “I kept prolonging my prayer with the intention that The Holy Prophet (saw)

“would return and not say anything. However, The Holy Prophet (saw) said, ‘Abu ‘Abdullah! You may prolong the prayer as much as you like, but I will remain here.’ “Thus, in my heart I said that, ‘By Allah! ‘I will apologise to The Holy Prophet (saw) and clear his heart in relation to me.’

“When I completed the prayer, The Holy Prophet (saw) said, ‘Abu ‘Abdullah! May peace be on you. What were the circumstances with the camel that ran away?’ “I replied that, ‘By Him, Who has sent you with the truth! ‘Since I accepted Islam, that camel has not run away.’

“The Holy Prophet (saw) repeated three times that, ‘May Allah have mercy on you’. “Following this, The Holy Prophet (saw) never said anything to me in relation to this.” In other words, The Holy Prophet (saw) made him realise that firstly,

He should not hide it from The Holy Prophet (saw) for he knew what really happened and secondly, that it is incorrect to sit in the gatherings of other people in this manner in order to listen to their discussion. Hazrat Khawad narrates, “The Holy Prophet (saw) visited me once when I was sick.

“After I had fully recovered, he said, ‘O Khawad, your body has restored to complete health. ‘Hence, fulfil your covenant with Allah.’ “I stated, ‘I have not promised Allah anything’. “The Holy Prophet (saw) said, ‘There is not a sick person

‘who does not take an oath or intends [to do something] during their time of sickness.’” Such a person surely says to God Almighty that he will do such and such if He would grant him good health. “‘Therefore, fulfil your promise with Allah faithfully by acting on your words.’”

Hence, this is something that we should all ponder over and greatly pay attention towards it. On the occasion of the Battle of Khandaq, The Holy Prophet (saw) sent a delegation towards Banu Quraizah when he found out about their rebellion and how they had breached the agreement during the battle.

Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad sahib has written about this incident in his book ‘The Life and Character of the Seal of the Prophets (saw)’. He writes, “When The Holy Prophet (saw) received “news of this dangerous treachery of the Banu Quraizah. “Initially, The Holy Prophet (saw) dispatched Zubair bin Al-‘Awwam (ra)

“to obtain intelligence in secret two or three times. “Then, after this, The Holy Prophet (saw) formally sent Sa‘d bin Mu‘adh and Sa‘d bin ‘Ubadah, “who were chieftains of the Aus and Khazraj tribes along with a few other “influential Companions in the form of a delegation towards the Banu Quraizah;

“and strictly instructed that if there was troubling news, “it should not be publicly disclosed when they returned, “rather, secrecy should be maintained so that people were not made apprehensive. “When these people reached the dwellings of Banu Quraizah and approached Ka‘b bin Asad, “this evil man confronted them in a very arrogant manner.

“When the two Sa‘ds spoke of the treaty, Ka‘b and the people of his tribe turned wicked and said, ‘Be gone! There is no treaty between Muhammad (saw) and us.’ “Upon hearing these words, this delegation of Companions set off. “Sa‘d bin Mu‘adh (ra), and Sa‘d bin ‘Ubadah (ra) then presented themselves before

“The Holy Prophet (saw) and informed him of the state of affairs in an appropriate manner.” Hazrat Khawad bin Jubair’s name is also mentioned amongst the Companions who were part of the delegation. According to another narration, The Holy Prophet (saw) sent Hazrat Khawad

Towards the Banu Quraizah on his horse, and the name of this horse was Janah. Hazrat Khawad states, “Once we set out for pilgrimage with Hazrat ‘Umar (ra). “Hazrat Abu ‘Ubaidah bin Jarrah and Hazrat ‘Abdur Rahman bin ‘Auf were part of this delegation.

“People requested that someone should present the poetry of Zaraar bin Khitab,” the poet from Mecca who had accepted Islam during the victory of Mecca. “Hazrat Umar (ra) instructed, ‘Let Abu ‘Abdullah (i.e. Khawad), present his poetry.’ “When I heard this, I presented my poetry until dawn.

“It was only then that Hazrat ‘Umar (ra) asked me to stop as it was the time of dawn.” Another Companion who will be mentioned today is Hazrat Rabeea bin Aqsam. His title was Abu Zaid. Hazrat Rabea was short and of stocky build who belonged to the Asad bin Khuzaimah tribe

And is counted amongst the Muhajireen Companions. After migration to Medina, he stayed at the residence of Hazrat Mubashir bin ‘Abdul Munzir along with a few other Companions. He was 30 years old when he participated in the Battle of Badr.

Apart from the Battle of Badr, he also participated in the Battles of Uhud and Khandaq. He also took part in the Treaty of Hudaibiya and participated in the Battle of Khayber as well, where he was martyred. A Jew named Harith martyred him at a placed called Nitaa which is a fort in Khayber.

He was37 years old at the time of his martyrdom. Another Companion who will be mentioned today is Hazrat Rifa’ bin ‘Amr Al-Jahan. He is also known as Wadiya bin ‘Amr. He participated in the Battles of Badr and Uhud. He was an ally of Banu Najjar, a tribe of the Ansar.

Hazrat Zaid bin Wadiya is another Companion who will be mentioned today. Hazrat Zaid was from Ansar tribe of Khazraj. He took part in Ba’iat-e-‘Uqbah, the Battle of Badr, and Uhud and martyred during the Battle of Uhud. His mother was Umme-Zaid bint Harith,

And his wife’s name was Zainab binte Sahal who gave birth to his three children; Sa’ad bin Zaid, Umamah and Umme Khulthum. His son Sa’ad moved to Iraq during the Caliphate of Hazrat ‘Umar and settled in a hamlet called ‘Aqar Kuf. ‘Aqar Kuf is located near Baghdad, a city of Iraq.

Hazrat Ribee’ bin Rafi’ Ansari is another companion that will be mentioned today. There are varying opinions regarding his grandfather’s name. According to one narration, his name was Harith, whereas, according to another source, his name was Zaid. Hazrat Ribee’ bin Rafi’ was from the Banu ‘Ajlaan tribe

And he took part in the Battle of Badr and Uhud. The next Companion who shall be mentioned is Hazrat Zaid bin Muzain. His father’s name was Muzain bin Qais. Hazrat Zaid has also been mentioned as Yazid bin Al- Muzain. He belonged to the Khazraj tribe.

He participated in the Battle of Badr and Uhud. During the time of migration to Medina, The Holy Prophet (saw) established a bond of brotherhood between Hazrat Zaid and Hazrat Mistah bin Uthatha. He had a son named Umar and a daughter named Ramlah.

Another Companion that will be mentioned today is Hazrat Ayyaz bin Zuhair. His title was Abu Sa’ad and his mother’s name was Salma bint ‘Amir. He belonged to the Feher tribe. He took part in the second migration to Abyssinia [Ethiopia], and upon his return,

He migrated to Medina and resided in the home of Hazrat Kulthum bin Al-Hadem. He participated in all the Battles including Badr, Uhud, and Khandaq. He passed away in Medina in 30 A.H. during the caliphate of Hazrat Usman (ra), and according to one account, he passed away in Syria.

The next companion to be mentioned is Hazrat Rifa bin Amr Ansari. His title was Abu Waleed, and he belonged to the tribe of Banu ‘Auf bin Khazraj. His mother’s name was Umme Rafa’a. He took part in second Bait at Aqabah along with 70 Companions.

He participated in the Battle of Badr and Uhud and was martyred in the Battle of Uhud. The next companion to be mentioned is Hazrat Ziyaad bin Amr who was also known as Ibn-e-Bishr and was an ally of the Ansar. He participated in the Battle of Badr along with his brother Hazrat Zamrah.

He belonged to the Banu Saida bin Ka’ab tribe. According to another narration, he was from the freed slave of Banu Saida bin Ka’ab bin Al-Khazraj. The next Companion is Hazrat Saalim bin ‘Umair bin Thabith. He was a member of an Ansari tribe called Banu ‘Amr bin ‘Auf.

He took part in the first Bai’at at Aqabah. Hazrat Salim also participated in all the battles alongside The Holy Prophet (saw), including the Battles of Badr, Uhud and the Battle of the Ditch. On the occasion of the Battle of Tabuk, when a group of poor Companions

Who desired to partake in the Battle of Tabuk appeared before The Holy Prophet (saw), weeping, because they had no means of conveyance, Hazrat Saalim was also one of them. These seven companions came to The Holy Prophet (saw) just as The Holy Prophet (saw) was about to depart for Tabuk,

And requested that they be given some means of transport [so that they could participate]. The Holy Prophet (saw) replied that, “At this time, I have nothing with which I can provide for you to mount on.” These companions returned with tears in their eyes

Due to the sheer sorrow of not being able to spend anything [in God’s way]. Ibn-e-Abbas relates that the verse, (Arabic – Holy Quran 9:92) “And nor is there any blame upon those who came to you when the announcement of war was made

“so that you might provide them a mount. So you answered them, ‘I cannot find whereon I can mount you;’ “they turned back, their eyes overflowing with tears, out of grief “that they could not find what they might spend.” Ibn-e-Abbas relates that, “Among the people mentioned in this verse

“is Saalim bin ‘Umair and Tha’libah bin Zaid.” Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra), commenting on this verse, states in his Commentary, “In terms of its application, this verse is general, “but the particular individuals to which it alludes were seven poor Muslims “who came to The Holy Prophet (saw) and requested “that some means of conveyance be arranged for them. The Holy Prophet (saw) informed them that,

‘Unfortunately, I do not have the means to arrange any ride for you.’ “The companions were greatly pained, and turned back with tears in their eyes.” In further narrations it is mentioned that, “After this event, “Hazrat Usman (ra) donated three camels, and four other camels were donated by other Muslims.

“The Holy Prophet then distributed one camel to each of the seven companions.” Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud states that, “The Holy Qur’an has mentioned this event to contrast the case of “those companions who were both wealthy “and had means of transport, but looked for excuses to not participate.”

There were some who sought excuses and did not join. “However, the passion and zeal of the poor companions was at a totally different level. “Thus, this event illustrated the difference between the two.” Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) further explains that, “This verse also reveals that

“not all those who remained behind in Medina during expeditions were hypocrites. “There were also sincere and faithful believers who could not participate “because of a lack of means.” Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) goes on to explain in the verse’s commentary that, “Abu Musa was the Chief of this group of Muslims.

“When he was asked later about what he requested of The Holy Prophet (saw), he explained that ‘By God, we did not ask The Holy Prophet (saw) for camels or even horses – ‘we only asked him that we do not have any shoes to cover our feet. ‘We cannot possibly cover this journey barefoot,

‘we will become badly injured even before the battle and would not be able to fight. ‘If we are only given a pair of shoes, we can keep up with our riding brothers while running, ‘and participate in the battle on foot.’” This was the state of their passion and the state of their poverty.

Hazrat Salim Bin Umair lived until the time of Hazrat Mu’awiyah. Then, the next Companion is Hazrat Saraaqah bin Ka’b, he belonged to the Banu Najjar tribe. His mother’s name was ‘Umairah bint Nu’man. Hazrat Saraaqah took part in all of the battles alongside The Holy Prophet (saw) including

Battle of Badr, Uhud, and the Battle of the Ditch. He passed away in the time of Hazrat Mu’awiyah, and according to a narration by Kalbi, he was martyred at the battle of Yamamah. Then next Companion’s name is Hazrat Saa’ib bin Maz’oon. He was the biological brother of Hazrat Usman bin Maz’oon.

He was amongst the very first Companions who migrated to Abyssinia, and had the privilege of partaking in the Battle of Badr. When The Holy Prophet (saw) left for the Expedition to Bawaat, according to some narrations, he appointed Hazrat Sa’d bin Mu’az and according to others, Hazrat Saa’ib bin Usman as the Ameer

To look after the affairs in his absence. Hazrat Saa’ib bin Maz’oon’s name is also found in one narration [who was appointed as the Ameer]. Hazrat Saa’ib also had the honour of doing trade with The Holy Prophet (saw). Hence, a narration in Sunan Abi Dawood states that, “Hazrat Saa’ub relates,

‘On one occasion I appeared before The Holy Prophet (saw), ‘and the Companions started offering compliments about me to The Holy Prophet (saw). ‘The Holy Prophet (saw) stated, ‘I know him better than you do.’ ‘I said, (Arabic). ‘May my parents be sacrificed for your sake O Prophet (saw)- you have indeed said the truth!

‘You were my partner in business, and what an excellent Business Partner you were! ‘You never used to oppose nor cause any dispute.’” In the book, ‘The life and character of the seal of the Prophet (saw)’, this incident has been described in the following manner, “Numerous trade caravans “would leave Mecca for diverse regions.

“Towards the south in Yemen and to the north in Syria formal trade had been established. “In addition to this, commerce also took place with Bahrain. “The Holy Prophet (saw) travelled to all of these places for the purpose of trade. “Every time The Holy Prophet (saw) would fulfil his obligations

“with remarkable honesty, trust, elegance and skill. “In Mecca also, everyone who dealt with The Holy Prophet (saw) “would frequently praise him. “Accordingly, Saa’ib was a Companion of The Holy Prophet (saw),” whose account is being mentioned. “When he accepted Islam, “people praised him before The Holy Prophet (saw) and The Prophet (saw) said,

‘I am more acquainted with him than you,’ “at which Saa’ib responded, ‘Indeed, O Holy Prophet (saw), ‘may my father and mother be an offering! ‘You were once my partner in business and you were moral and pure in all your dealings.’” Then the next Companion is Hazrat ‘Asim bin Qais.

Hazrat ‘Asim bin Qais belonged to the Ansari tribe of Tha’labah bin Amr. He took part in both the Battle of Badr and of Uhud. The next companion is Hazrat Tufail bin Malik bin Khansa. Hazrat Tufail belonged to the Banu Ubaid bin Adi branch of the Khazraj tribe.

Hazrat Tufail’s mother’s name was Asmaa bint Al Qain. Hazrat Tufail took part in the Bai’at at Aqabah, the Battle of Badr and the Battle of Uhud. His marriage was with Idaam bint Kurd from whom he had two sons named Abdullah and Rabee’. Then the next Companion is Hazrat Tufail bin Nu’man.

Hazrat Nu’man belonged to the Ansar tribe of Khazraj. His mother was Khansaa bint Riyaa who was also the paternal aunt of Hazrat Jaabir bin Abdullah. Hazrat Tufail also had a daughter named Raubieye. He was present at the Bai’at at Aqabah as well as the Battle of Badr.

Hazrat Tufail likewise took part in the battle of Uhud and on that day he received a total of 13 wounds. He was also present in the Battle of the Ditch and it was during this battle that he was martyred. He was martyred by Wahshi bin Harb.

However later, Wahshi also accepted The Holy Prophet (saw). Wahshi would say that God has honoured Hazrat Hamza and Hazrat Tufail bin Nu’man with his hands but did not humiliate him by their hands; meaning he was not killed by them in a state of disbelief. The next Companion is Hazrat Zahaaq bin ‘Abd A’mr.

His belonged to the tribe of Banu Dinar bin Najjar. His father’s name was ‘Abd Amr and his mother’s name was Sumairah bint Qais. Him and his brother Nu’man bin Umar both took part in the Battle of Badr and the Battle of Uhud. Hazrat Nu’man passed away in the Battle of Uhud.

His third brother – Utbah bin ‘Abd ‘Amr- was martyred in the incident of Bi’r-e-Maunah. The next Companion is Hazrat Zahaaq bin Haritha. Hazrat Zahaaq belonged to the Ansar tribe of Khazraj. His father’s name was Haritha and mother’s name was Hind bint Malik.

Hazrat Zahaaq (ra) took part in the Bai’at of Aqabah along with seventy other companions. He also took part in the Battle of Badr. His son’s name was Yazeed who was born from his wife, Umaamah bint Muharith. The next Companion is Hazrat Khallad bin Suweid Ansaari.

Hazrat Khallad belonged to the Banu Harith branch of the Khazraj tribe. His mother’s name was Amrah bint Sa’d. One of his sons – Hazrat Saa’ib – was blessed with the companionship of The Holy Prophet (saw) and Hazrat ‘Umar (ra) later even appointed him as the governor in the province of Yemen.

His second son’s name was Hakam bin Khallad and Lailaa bint ‘Ubaadah was the mother of both sons. Hazrat Khallad took part in the Bai’at-e-Aqabah. He also took part in the Battle of Badr, Uhad and the Ditch. In the Battle of Banu Quraizah, a Jewish lady named Bunanah dropped a heavy rock on him

Inflicting a fatal injury on his head which resulted in his martyrdom. Upon this, The Holy Prophet (saw) stated, ‘For Khallaad is a reward equal to two martyrs’. Later, as per the law of equal retribution, The Holy Prophet (saw) had the women responsible for the murder executed.

In ‘The life and character of the Seal of Prophet (saw)’ this incident has been mentioned in the following manner, “A few Muslims took a seat up against a wall of the fortress, “a Jewish lady by the name of Bunanah threw a stone from above.

“A man named Khallad was martyred, but the others escaped.” It is then recorded that when the mother of Hazrat Khallad was informed of his martyrdom she came wearing her head-covering i.e. she was wearing her Niqab. She was told that, “Khallad has been martyred, and you have come wearing the Niqab.”

Thereupon she said, “Khallad has been taken from me but I shall never give up my modesty.” I.e. she said she shall not lament or wail as is custom, and the head-covering is modesty, so that shall remain. Further details of the martyrdom of Hazrat Khallad have been recorded that

Upon the martyrdom of Hazrat Khallad, The Holy Prophet (saw) stated, “He shall have the reward of two martyrs” as has been mentioned before. However, further detail mentioned here is that when it was enquired of The Holy Prophet (saw) as to why he shall have the reward of two martyrs, he stated,

“He was killed by Ahl-e-Kitab [the people of the Book].” The next Companion is Hazrat Aus bin Khauli Ansari. His title was Abu Layla and he belonged to the Banu Salim bin Ghanam bin Auf branch of the Khazraj tribe of the Ansar.

His mother’s name was Jameela bint Ubayy, who was the sister of Abdullah bin Ubayy bin Salul. He had one daughter named Khuthum. He participated in all the battles alongside The Holy Prophet (saw) including the Battles of Badr, Uhud and Khandaq. The Holy Prophet (saw) established a bond of brotherhood

Between him and Hazrat Shujaa’ bin Wahab Al-Asadi. Hazrat Aus bin Khauli was counted amongst the Kamileen. In the days of ignorance and in the early days of Islam, one who knew how to write Arabic, was an expert in archery and was a good swimmer would be called a Kamil.

One who possessed these three qualities was considered a Kamil, and all three were found in Hazrat Aus bin Khauli. Hazrat Najiah bin A’jam narrates that at the time of the treaty of Hudaibiyyah, when the complaint was made to The Holy Prophet (saw) of a lack of water,

He called me, took out an arrow from his quiver and handed it over to me. He then requested a bucket of water be brought to him from the well so I brought it to him. He performed the ablution and after rinsing his mouth he poured the water back in the bucket.

At the time, the people were suffering from the severe heat and there was only one well for the Muslims as the idolaters had quickly reached Baldah and taken control of its water storages. The Holy Prophet (saw) then addressed me saying, “Pour the water of this bucket in the well

“which has dried up and embed the arrow in its water.” Hence, I proceeded to do so and I swear by the One Who sent him with the truth that I only managed to climb out of that well with great difficulty. In other words, the water began to rise and flow over immediately

Until it surrounded me on all sides. It was rising just as water boils in a cooking pot to the point where it had reached the top and was level to the brim. The people were collecting the water from the top until even the last man was able to quench his thirst.

A group of hypocrites were also present at the well that day, among whom was Abdullah bin Ubayy, who was the maternal uncle of Hazrat Aus bin Khauli. Hazrat Aus bin Khauli said to him, “O Abul Khubbab, woe unto you, “now accept this miracle which you have witnessed for yourself.”

Accept the truthfulness of The Holy Prophet (saw). “‘What more do you need?’ He replied, ‘I have witnessed many things like this.’ “Thereupon, Hazrat Aus bin Khauli answered, ‘May Allah cause you to ruin ‘and prove your opinion wrong’.

“Abdullah bin Ubayy went to The Holy Prophet (saw) and The Holy Prophet (saw) said to him, ‘O Abul Khubbab, when have you ever seen something previously as you witnessed today?’ “The Holy Prophet (saw) had heard of this [i.e. Abdullah bin Ubayy’s response] “and therefore enquired this from him.

“He replied, ‘I have never witnessed something like this before.’ “He then asked, ‘Why did you then say this?’” i.e. What he replied to his nephew. “Abdullah bin Ubayy answered, ‘Astaghfirullah [I seek forgiveness from Allah]’. “Abdullah bin Ubayy’s son, Abdullah bin Abdillah then said, ‘O Messenger of Allah (saw),

‘pray for his forgiveness’, upon which The Prophet (saw) prayed for his forgiveness.” Hazrat Ali bin Abdullah bin Abbas narrates that when The Holy Prophet (saw) decided that he would go to Mecca to perform Umrah [pilgrimage], he sent Hazrat Aus bin Khauli

And Abu Rafi’a to Hazrat Abbas with a marriage proposal for Hazrat Memoona. On the course of the journey they lost their camels. They remained in the valley of Rabiq, which was situated ten miles from Johfah, until The Holy Prophet (saw) arrived, at which point they found their camels again.

They then travelled with The Holy Prophet (saw) to Mecca and upon arrival, they took the message to Hazrat Abbas. Hazrat Memoona had entrusted her matter to Hazrat Abbas. The Holy Prophet (saw) went to visit Hazrat Abbas, who then gave Hazrat Memoona in marriage to The Holy Prophet (saw).

When The Holy Prophet (saw) passed away, Hazrat Aus bin Khauli said to Hazrat Ali bin Abi Talib, “By God! Allow me to assist in the [burial] arrangements of The Holy Prophet (saw).” Upon this Hazrat Ali gave him permission. In another narration it states that when The Holy Prophet (saw) passed away

And they were about to perform Ghusl [wash the body], the Ansar came and said, “By God, we are related to The Holy Prophet (saw) from his maternal side, “therefore one of us should also be present. i.e. the Ansar were related to The Holy Prophet (saw) from his maternal side.

“Subsequently, the Ansar were then asked to appoint someone “and they chose Hazrat Aus bin Khauli. “He entered the room and was part of the Ghusl and the burial arrangements. “Hazrat Aus was a very strong man and he would carry the water can himself “and thus provide the water.”

Hazrat Ibn Abbas relates that, “Hazrat Ali (ra), Hazrat Fazl bin Abbas, his brother Qusam, “Shukran, who was the freed slave of The Holy Prophet (saw) and Hazrat Aus bin Khauli “stood below in the grave of The Holy Prophet (saw) “in order to place his blessed body into the grave.”

Hazrat Aus bin Khauli relates that he once presented himself before The Holy Prophet (saw) and The Holy Prophet (saw) said to him, “O Aus! One who adopts humility and meekness “for the sake of God Almighty, He in turn elevates his status. “And one who is arrogant, God Almighty humiliates him.”

This indeed is a very important lesson for us all which we should always be mindful of. Hazrat Aus bin Khauli passed away in medina during the Khilafat of Hazrat Usman (ra). May God Almighty continue to elevate the station of these noble Companions (ra). All praise is due to Allah.

We laud Him, we beseech help from Him and ask His protection; we confide in Him, we trust Him alone and we seek protection against the evils and mischief of our souls and from the bad results of our deeds. Whomsoever He guides on the right path, none can misguide him;

And whosoever He declares misled, none can guide him onto the right path. And we bear witness that none deserves to be worshipped except Allah. We bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger. O servants of Allah! May Allah be merciful to you.

Verily, Allah commands you to act with justice, to confer benefits upon each other and to do good to others as one does to one ‘s kindred and forbids evil which pertain to your own selves and evils which affect others and prohibits revolts against a lawful authority. He warns you against being unmindful.

You remember Allah; He too will remember you; call Him and He will make a response to your call. And verily divine remembrance is the highest virtue.

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